Weekly Update 24th November

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Please find this week’s updates and reminders below:

Christmas Productions

Just a reminder that we have space for just two adults per child for each of the Infant Christmas productions.   A reminder of the date for each show is at the bottom of this update. 

Reception – National Child Measurement Programme

The Sirona Nursing Team will be in School for the Reception children’s height & weight measurement and vision screening on Thursday 7th December.

If you are happy for your child to take part, then you do not need to do anything.  However, if you would prefer that your child is not included, please complete the opt out form using the following link sirona.ns.schoolhealthreview@nhs.net

School Business Manager Vacancy

Due to the retirement of our School Business Manager, we have a vacancy for this role commencing 1st January 2024. For further details and to apply please click on this link.


Other Reminders:-

School Office

The School Office is open from 8:30am – 3:45pm.  If you ring after 3:45pm then please leave a message which will be picked up the next morning.  We do get very busy, particularly at School drop off and pick up, so if we don’t answer your call, please leave a message or e-mail us and we will get back to you as soon as we can.   You can e-mail us on office@highdownschools.org

Please always confirm your child’s name and class in any message or e-mail

If you would like to come to the School Office, please buzz at the pedestrian gate and come to the hatch in the lobby outside main reception. 

Reporting absences

Absences must be reported by phoning the school on 01275 843969 by 10:00am each day.  

*Please do not e-mail absences because the e-mail may not be seen until later in the day, by which time the absence will have been marked as unauthorised. 

Useful Dates:-

Wednesday 29th November

Year Reception Christmas performance – 2:30pm

Friday 1st December

Year 4 – Star Trail, St Peter’s Church

Wednesday 6th December

Year 1 Christmas performance – 2:30pm

Thursday 7th December

Sirona Nurses in School for Reception National Child Measurement Programme

Friday 8th December

Christmas Grotto (after School)

Saturday 9th December 

Christmas Fair

Tuesday 12th December

Owls Christmas performance – 2:00pm

Wednesday 13th December 

Falcons Christmas performance – 2:00pm

Wednesday 13th December

Year 5 – SS Great Britain trip

Thursday 14th December 

Pelicans Christmas performance – 2:00pm

Thursday 14th December

Year 3 Christmas performances after School

Kind regards,

Lisa & Keely

School Office

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